December 31st, 2011
03:26 AM ET

Police: Arizona parents duct tape kids, post photos on Facebook

An Arizona couple remained in custody Saturday morning after police said they duct taped the wrists, ankles and mouths of their two children and posted the photos on Facebook.

The children in the photo were a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month old girl, according to a Coconino County Sheriff's incident report. One showed the boy hanging upside down by his ankles from a weight machine.

A friend who saw the photos called the state child abuse hotline Wednesday, prompting the sheriff's office to arrest the parents, Frankie Almuina, 20, and Kayla Almuina, 19.

The mother told investigators the photos were "all in fun" and that the children were unharmed and were smiling afterward.

She also showed the reporting officer, Sgt. Michael Curtis, several other photographs on her cell phone that showed the little girl similarly bound.

"They indicated they did this as a joke," county Sheriff's Commander Rex Gilliland told CNN affiliate KTVK. "But there was fear on the children's faces in the pictures."

"I don't know how anybody can rationalize tapin

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  1. Mr. Ducky™

    Very prettily said. But we have all seen how you would treat said child once it was born. Given a choice, I should think that most kids would never want to be born at all than to be born to get off your hypocrisy horse. You're the meanest person I've yet to see on here, and I sincerely hope you are childless; I fear for your kids otherwise.

    January 1, 2012 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      mr ducky I don't believe we ever met, I surmised if you had lips you would be the world's greatest ass go daffy someone else's feathers with your herodian hatred for the unborn and duplicious views.

      January 2, 2012 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. **cosmicVox *

    I was a married teenage mother and somehow I just never thought about what a terrific joke this is. F/ing A/holes!!

    January 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    No good parent would.

    Therefore, I'll just assume that these kids get taken away from these "parents"; at this point the "parents" have a *lot* of growing up to do!

    Who would duct tape their babies like that??

    January 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
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